Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency, Design Innovation
This 1906 Capitol Hill Green Remodel in Seattle will inspire visitors with a modern design approach that pays homage to the home's turn of the century roots. The existing red oak floors were reused and restained with a water based finish. The lowered ceilings were removed adding 14" of height to each room. Water based low and no VOC finishes were used on the cabinets, walls and ceilings. The original 1906 interior doors and hardware were reused and restored. Fixtures were selected to meet LEED standards for water efficiency. A custom designed mural in the kitchen crafted by local artist provides a patterned backdrop in the kitchen and calendar decals make the task of planning fun and engaging. Wall to wall carpeting was eliminated in favor of area rugs to improve interior air quality. No added urea formaldehyde plywood custom cabinets were used throughout. Lighting was sourced from local shops including Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, OR. A new 95% efficient furnace was installed with new ducting. Right lighting strategies were employed to keep the light where you need it and eliminate extraneous fixtures.